Miss Universe Pageant
Host Steve Harvey (L) listens as Miss Colombia 2015, Ariadna Gutierrez Arevalo, answers a question during the interview portion of the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gutierrez went on to be named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Steve Harvey finally broke the silence about his giant Miss Universe blunder, for the first time the comedian opened up about the moment he realized he made a mistake by awarding Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez with the crown instead of the authentic winner Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach, "all I heard was people say, 'That's the wrong name,'" he recalled. "And all I hear is confusion backstage. Now I'm standing here in the wing, so what I did was, 'I gotta go fix it.' Now I got a guy in my ear going, 'We gotta do something! We gotta do something!'"

The host said he felt terrible for the contestant, "I don't feel sorry for me, I don't feel sorry for the pageant ... My only regret is how this woman must have felt, I felt for her more than me, because, look I'm just a man, I'm out here, I ain't been waiting for all my life for this moment. Now, what happened, how it got like that, how it was done, how it was worked on, that's neither here nor there," he explained. "I said the name that was on the card. When I walked off, everything was cool … and then, after that, all hell broke loose."

He also admitted that he's tried to contact Miss Colombia but has been unable to get in touch, "she's the only one I haven't had a chance to talk to," Harvey said. "I've had a chance to talk to Miss Philippines. I've talked to all the pageant people. I've talked to people backstage. Even me and the director had a long conversation. But I haven't been able to reach out and talk to Miss Colombia. Now, have I tried? Yes. But haven't gotten a response."

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